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  • Herb hardy
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    Thanks guys. I have rigged a spindle so that I can turn the wheel and am going to cut the rim with plasma, add a rolled piece the desired width and re weld the cut off piece of the rim back to the added piece,using a pointer to insure that everything is as straight and true as possible. I'll let you know how it does..
    Thanks again for the help.

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    Originally posted by Herb hardy View Post
    I am interested to know if any of you guys have ever cut wheels and added a piece in them to make them wider? I'm talking about a stock Ford.Chevy or Chrysler rim. If so, how were you sure that it was true and did you have to try to balance it before the tire was installed?
    back in the 70s i made lots of wide wheels cut them on a table saw with carborandum wheels, cutthem just in front of the spot welds so that part of the wheel center was on the back half.had rolled bands made in a shop whatever width you want. putthe back on a spindle start welding band on to wheel where the front was cut off. used a pointer tokeep it straight as possible, then welded the front piece on to the outside of the band,using a pointer to get it as true as u can.if u spun the stock wheels on the spindle before u cut them they were probably not straight. i ran wheels like this on many dirt track cars and a lot of street cars too

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  • dabar39
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    I have never done any wheels for a street car but have done some for our race cars. We cut our wheel on a lathe and then cut out the new section on a donor wheel to replace the bead seat on bent up race wheels. We didn't have to worry much about them being perfect as you would on a street car, but yes it can be done. The real question would be is it worth it to try on street wheels? Dave

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  • aametalmaster
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    I have seen it done many times and they did a nice job so i would balance it with the tire...Bob

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    Wheels

    I am interested to know if any of you guys have ever cut wheels and added a piece in them to make them wider? I'm talking about a stock Ford.Chevy or Chrysler rim. If so, how were you sure that it was true and did you have to try to balance it before the tire was installed?
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